CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) has been named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by earning a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index. The national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality evaluates employers on equal employment opportunities, benefits, public engagement and responsible citizenship.
“We are better able to advise our clients when all our employees – regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation – bring their ideas and experiences to their work.”
“Being recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality is a testament to our commitment to providing a great place to work for all our employees. Celebrating the diversity of our workforce fosters an inclusive work environment, and strengthens our thought leadership and expertise as a business,” says Patricia Olsen, Huron’s corporate vice president of human resources. “We are better able to advise our clients when all our employees – regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation – bring their ideas and experiences to their work.”
As a reflection of its values, Huron encourages collaboration and a sense of corporate community through seven employee resource groups. These teams, including the LGBTA group, provide diverse employees opportunities to network, mentor and share information across backgrounds and experiences.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index survey in 2002 in response to limited U.S. federal protection against LGBT discrimination in the workplace. The survey’s growth in prominence has encouraged businesses to expand on gender identity protections, benefits for same-sex couples and holistic corporate inclusion.
Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.